Here is how members of Maryland's delegation on Capitol...

VOTES IN CONGRESS

August 07, 1994|By Roll Call Report Syndicate

Here is how members of Maryland's delegation on Capitol Hill were recorded on important roll-call votes last week:

Y: YES N: NO X: NOT VOTING

HOUSE: CARGO SHIP SUBSIDIES

By a vote of 294-122, the House sent the Senate a bill (HR 4003) that would spend $1.3 billion over 10 years to subsidize companies that build and operate cargo ships under the U.S. flag. Among other outlays, the bill authorizes $399 million in FY '95 for the Maritime Administration, up 6 percent over the agency's 1994 budget.

A yes vote was to pass the bill.

Y N X Member

Y * * Bentley, Helen Delich, R-2nd

Y * * Hoyer, Steny H. D-5th

* N * Bartlett, Roscoe G., R-6th

Y * * Wynn, Albert R., D-4th

Y * * Cardin, Benjamin L., D-3rd

Y * * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

Y * * Gilchrest, Wayne T., R-1st

Y * * Morella, Constance A., R-8th

HOUSE: COMMUNITY BANKING

By a vote of 410-12, the House passed a bill (HR 3474) providing $382 million in capital through FY '98 to banks doing business in poor communities, making credit available for economic development. A new government corporation would run the program.

A yes vote was to pass the bill.

Y N X Member

Y * * Bentley, Helen Delich, R-2nd

Y * * Hoyer, Steny H. D-5th

Y * * Bartlett, Roscoe G., R-6th

Y * * Wynn, Albert R., D-4th

Y * * Cardin, Benjamin L., D-3rd

Y * * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

Y * * Gilchrest, Wayne T., R-1st

Y * * Morella, Constance A., R-8th

SENATE: SPACE STATION

By a vote of 36 for and 64 against, the Senate refused to kill the space-station Alpha by removing its funding from NASA's FY '95 budget (HR 4624). The vote preserved $2.1 billion for continued development of the manned research facility, which is slated to go in orbit early next decade as a joint venture with Russia.

A yes vote was to kill the space station.

Y N X Member

* N * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

* N * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

SENATE: VETERANS HOSPITALS

The Senate approved, 62-36, spending $428 million next fiscal year to expand veterans hospitals at Memphis, Honolulu and Travis Air Force Base near Sacramento.

A yes vote was to fund the veterans' hospital construction.

Y N X Member

Y * * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

Y * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

SENATE: FUEL ADDITIVE

By a vote of 51 for and 50 against, the Senate affirmed the Environmental Protection Agency's selection of corn-based .

ethanol as a new ingredient in gasoline for cities with the dirtiest air. It killed an amendment backed by the oil industry, which wants methanol as the additive in reformulated gasoline required by the Clean Air Act.

A yes vote affirmed the EPA's choice of corn-based ethanol as a fuel additive.

Y N X Member

Y * * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

Y * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

SENATE: LIFESTYLE ISSUE

The Senate voted 63 for and 36 against an amendment to deny elementary and secondary education aid to schools whose curricula have "the purpose or effect of encouraging or supporting homosexuality as a positive lifestyle alternative."

The vote came as the Senate sent to conference with the House a bill (S 1513) reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act at a FY '95 cost of $12.5 billion. The House version contains no comparable language.

A yes vote was to adopt the amendment.

Y N X Member

* N * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

* N * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

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